Country Schools Revisited [F-19-14]

Presenter: Judith Liscum
Location: SLCHA: Silas Wright House: County Gallery
Classes: 2 Sessions 2.0 hours
Dates: Tue 10:00 AM 09/10, Thu 09/12

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Come feel the passion for the legendary schools of yore! In this continuing three session course, scholars will be introduced to several one-room and larger country schools of the North Country. (Session A was taught this past spring.) Session B (2 hours) will be held in a classroom, and will include a discussion of the upcoming field trip. Session C (4 hours) will be a field trip to several of these little institutions of learning which are still standing and are fully restored as living history museums (see note below).

Educator Judy Liscum is a Canton native. She attended grades K-8 at the Canton Grammar School, and in 1963, she accepted a 6th grade teaching position at this same school. Later, following retirement from Canton Central, Judy worked as a supervisor of student teachers for 12 years in the Education Department at SLU. Currently, she is the “school marm” at the St. Lawrence Power and Equipment Museum in Madrid. She is also a local history author; she has written and self-published four non-fiction books.

NOTE: 1) Session B (on Sept. 10) is 2 hours long; Session C (the second session, on Sept. 12) is 4 hours long. 2) Field trip participants must arrange their own transportation. We will meet at the Price Chopper parking lot in Canton at 9:30 AM on the scheduled date. We will travel to Pierrepont to visit four one room schools, finally settling in Madrid at Schoolhouse #12 at the St. Lawrence Power and Equipment Museum. Lunch ($5) will be available at the museum, and it will be reminiscent of those lunches carried by pupils in their lunch pails in the late 1800’s.

Cap: 30

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